Abstract

We report a novel multi-wavelength laser source based on hybrid gain medium, with a semiconductor optical amplifier and erbium doped fiber amplifier, and a double-ring structure. More than 60 lines with more than 50 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) have been achieved in our setup. The wavelength interval between the wavelengths is ~0.32nm. The 3dB spectral width of each lasing line is ~ 0.019nm. The laser can be tuned from ~1526 nm to ~1562 nm by adjusting the loss in the cavity.

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2007 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (5)

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S.  Yamashita and Y.  Inoue, "Multiwavelength Er-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Incorporating Highly Nonlinear Fiber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, L1080-L1081 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X.  Liu, X.  Yang, F.  Lu, J.  Ng, X.  Zhou, and C.  Lu, "Stable and uniform dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser based on fiber Bragg gratings and photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express  13, 142-147 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-1-142.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003)
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

Bellemare, A.

Chu, M. J.

S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chung, Y.

Demokan, M. S.

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Deng, Zhichao

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Dong, H.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Dutta, N.K.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Fang, X.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gao, Y.

Gong, J. M.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Han, W.

Han, Y.

Hayashi, R.

R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Inoue, Y.

S.  Yamashita and Y.  Inoue, "Multiwavelength Er-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Incorporating Highly Nonlinear Fiber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, L1080-L1081 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jaques, J.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Jin, W.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Karasek, M.

Kim, B. H.

Kim, S. K.

S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. H.

S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, K.

Lee, S. B.

Lin, A.

Liu, H.

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Jian

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Lou, C.

Lrochelle, S. A. L. S.

Lu, C.

Lu, F.

Moon, D. S.

Ng, J.

Pan, S.

Piccirilli, A. B.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Rochette, M.

Said, T.

R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Sun, G.

Sun, H.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Tam, H. Y.

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tetu, M. A. T. M.

Tong, F. W.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tran, T. V. A.

Wai, P. K. A.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D. N.

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, S.

S.  Yamashita and Y.  Inoue, "Multiwavelength Er-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Incorporating Highly Nonlinear Fiber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, L1080-L1081 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

Yao, Jian

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Yao, Jianping

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Zhang, A.

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, X.

Zhu, G.

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

A.  Zhang, H.  Liu, M. S.  Demokan, and H. Y.  Tam, "Stable and broad bandwidth multiwavelength fiber ring laser incorporating a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.  178, 2535-2537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Hayashi, S. Yamashita, and T. Said, "16-wavelength 10-GHz actively mode-locked fiber laser with demultiplexed outputs anchored on the ITU-T grid," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1692-1694 (2003)
[CrossRef]

H. Dong, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, H. Sun, N.K. Dutta, J. Jaques, and A. B. Piccirilli, "Multiwavelength fiber ring laser source based on a delayed interferometer," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 303-305, (2005)
[CrossRef]

Jian Yao; Jianping Yao; Zhichao Deng; Jian Liu, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser incorporating an SOA-based phase Modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 756-758, (2005)
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S.  Yamashita and Y.  Inoue, "Multiwavelength Er-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Incorporating Highly Nonlinear Fiber," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, L1080-L1081 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

S. K.  Kim, M. J.  Chu, and J. H.  Lee, "Wideband multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring Laser with Frequency Shifted Feedback," Opt. Commun.  190, 291-302 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. N. Wang, F. W. Tong, X. Fang, W. Jin, and P. K. A. Wai, and J. M. Gong, "Multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser source with a hybrid gain medium," Opt. Commun.,  228, 295 - 301 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic setup of the multiwavelength laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulation results of transmission spectrum of (a) one delay interferometer (b) two delay interferometers

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Calculation of linewidth reduction as a function of the number of DIs.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a)Transmission spectrum of DI (b) Transmission curve observed from port 3 of OC1

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output optical spectrum of ring laser with double-ring structure.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Results of repeated scanning (every 10 min) of spectrum from 1556.5nm to 1558.5nm with 0.01 nm resolution.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Output optical spectra, top - with low loss, bottom - with loss in the cavity increased.

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I out ( λ ) = I up ( λ ) + I low ( λ ) + 2 I u p ( λ ) × I low ( λ ) cos Δ θ
Δ θ = 2 π c × Δ t λ

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